Events

3rd Encuentro on Latino Theological Education 

"Shaping a Collaborative Vision: Achievements, Challenges, and Possibilities." Hosted by the Association for Hispanic Theological Education (AETH), the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, and Asbury Theological Seminary. For more information, please visit here
When: June 4-6, 2020 
Where: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship in Grand Rapids, Michigan 
Contact: 3elet.com

Hispanic Summer Program 

Post-graduate students of theological seminaries and departments of religion or theology are welcome to apply between December 2, 2019 and February 16, 2020. The Hispanic Summer Program welcomes about 10 percent of non-Latin@ students who are involved with Latin@ activism and ministry, and a limited number of spots are open for pastors seeking continuing theological education. Written work may be submitted in English or Spanish, and each student may only take one course. Those who complete the program will receive three semester-hours of credit. For more information, visit here or contact HSP
Application Deadline: February 17, 2020
When: June 13-27, 2020 
Where: Candler School of Theology, Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia 
Contact: admin@hispanicsummerprogram.org; 347.709.4998 

Through Hispanic Eyes (T.H.E.) 

The main goal of the T.H.E. workshop is to focus on the issue of theological education from a Latino perspective while holding in tension some other important related issues--the hire and retention of Latina/o faculty, curriculum needs of Latina/o students: race, gender, immigration, student retention and the reality of the U.S. Latino Church. Because the T.H.E. workshop is aimed specifically at non-Latino seminary administrators and staff, these participants have the unique opportunity to engage one another in conversation and critical analysis of how their institutions can become more welcoming to Latina/o students, explore opportunities and obstacles that their own institutions face with regards to the issue of diversity and work with Latina/o students and the U.S. Latino Church. Space is limited to 10 participants. For more information, visit https://hispanicsummerprogram.org/programs/through-hispanic-eyes/.
Application Deadline: February 7, 2020 
When: June 21-24, 2020
Where: Candler School of Theology, Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia
Cost: $500
Contact: admin@hispanicsummerprogram.org; 347.709.4998 

The Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy (HYLA) 

The Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy (HYLA) works in partnership with the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and United Methodist seminaries to help young Latin@s explore their call to ministry in the United Methodist Church. HYLA gathers youth each summer to discuss church leadership, discipleship, and a host of other theological topics. Applicants must be members of the UMC. High school students will participate in HYLA this year at Perkins School of Theology. College and graduate students should visit the HYLA website to learn where they will stay in their time with the program. Interested students should apply here by the April 25, 2020 deadline. 
When: July 12-25 
Where: Perkins School of Theology 
Contact: pbarton@smu.edu 

MARCHA (Metodistas Representando la Causa de los Hispanos Americanos) 

MARCHA (Metodistas Representando la Causa de los Hispanos Americanos) is the Hispanic/Latin@ caucus of the United Methodist Church. MARCHA advocates for Hispanic/Latin@ populations within and beyond the UMC. MARCHA also exists in solidarity with people of Latin America and the Caribbean and with other ethnic-racial groups to work for the dignity of all in the Church and in society. 
When: July 30-August 2, 2020 
Where: Sacramento, California 
Contact: pbarton@smu.edu

Roy D. Barton Lectureship 

Barton Lecture 2020: Living in the Margins: Theology and Education in the New Decade 
The Barton Lecture's 2020 speaker is Dr. Luis Pedraja, president of Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Pedraja has more than 20 years of higher education experience as an administrator and professor. Dr. Pedraja's work centers on how the increased knowledge of cultures and languages promotes intercultural affirmation. He is an advocate for increased access for groups historically underrepresented in the higher education system. He has launched several initiatives at GCC, including the creation of a new student center and a new mentoring program. 
The Roy D. Barton Lectureship was established in 1995 to honor Dr. Barton for his distinguished service to the seminary and his equally distinguished service to the Hispanic United Methodist Church. Dr. Barton served as the founding Director of The Hispanic/Latin@ Ministries Program (then called the Mexican American Program) and Associate Professor of Practical Theology in Perkins School of Theology from 1974 until his retirement in 1995.
The purpose of the Barton Lecture is to disseminate knowledge of Hispanic/Latin@ theology and ministry for the benefit of the academy, the church, and the wider public.Through the lectures, participants have heard from the leading Hispanic/Latin@ scholars in theological education and church leaders who have made a significant impact on the Hispanic/Latin@ church and community. The lectureship has included the following among the many speakers: Dr. Justo L. González, Dr. Daisy L. Machado, Dr. Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, Bishop Ruben Saenz, Jr., Dr. Loida Martell, Dr. Hugo Magallenes, Dr. Fernando Sergovia, and Dr. Harold J. Recinos.
When: September 21, 2020
Where: Perkins School of Theology
Contact: pbarton@smu.edu

Any person who requires a reasonable accommodation on the basis of a disability in order to participate in this program should contact the Hispanic/Latin@ Ministries Program at 214.768.2265 or hlmp@smu.edu at least one week prior to the event to arrange for this accommodation.